20 notoriously troubled movie sets
Notable participants: Roman Polanski, Faye Dunaway
What happened: Polanski and Dunaway proved a combustible combination on the set of the classic 1974 neo-noir, with the pair bitterly clashing from the get-go ("Say the fucking words. Your salary is your motivation," the director allegedly hissed after being asked for direction by his lead actress). Among the multitude of juicy anecdotes arising from the feud, Dunaway is said to have flung a coffee cup filled with urine directly in Polanski's face after repeated refusals by the headstrong director to allow her a bathroom break. "You cunt, that’s piss!" he's said to have screamed. Responded Dunaway: "Yes, you little putz."
- Chris Eggertsen